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 Post subject: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I bought these forks YEARS ago. Not the most advanced bit of kit ever made but they served me faithfully for all the time I've had them in use. However, a couple of years back I upgraded to a more modern fork, and since then, they have sat in the shed doing nothing.

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Anyone know anything more about them? I know they are Z3's (edit: actually Z4's), but really not sure about era. Potentially from around 96/97? Also never seen a colour matching brace - other Bombers always seem to have a silver one.

Thinking I'd quite like to strip them down and give them a bit of a refurb. Is it even worth the bother?


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:13 am 
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I had (and still have in the loft) some 1999 Z4's, which look very similar to yours, with bolt-in steerer and stanchions, and a colour-matched brace also.

Served me well on a '92 cinder cone (which is now reunited back with the original P2 forks, as my daily commuter).

I got the manual for mine, I think from the Marzocchi website, as they still seemed to have lots of info for past products, so maybe worth a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:43 am 
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I've got an identical fork. Stickers on it mark it as a z.4. I'm going to get new seals in mine and mount it to my 95 Zaskar.


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z3
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Yeah, think I was a bit mistaken over mine. I've had a look through the old Marzocchi manuals and now I'm sure these are Z4s. I've been living a lie all these years! Now with new seals and fresh oil, they're going like a dream. Old Bombers are easily the best looking forks out there IMO, and can give modern forks at x10 the price a run for their money.


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Funny ... I had some (new, original) tubes and wondered for which fork they are ... and what dto do with it ... have a look at the picture enclosed.


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:08 pm 
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I think theres a Z4 long travel kit on ebay at the moment :?


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............Here we go :D
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marzocchi-Z4- ... 5d46ffa85b


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Interesting. Ever fitted one of these? Do they make much of a difference?


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:32 pm 
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No idea :lol: but as you can no longer get them what further excuse is needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:49 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
I think theres a Z4 long travel kit on ebay at the moment :?


Runs off...........

............Here we go :D
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marzocchi-Z4- ... 5d46ffa85b


Seeing as I have no self control, I bought that kit but now have no idea how to fit :facepalm: . Anyone got any ideas? I'm guessing the two wee springs in the kit sit inside the inners - but top or bottom?

Edited to stop me talking utter mince. Not that it helped much!


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 Post subject: Re: Marzocchi Bomber Z4
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:57 pm 
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From memory they might go inside.............er um top.
But hey, just cos i pointed them out doesnt make me wholly responsible for fitting them, knowing how to fit them or being in anyway connected emotionally to them :P


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